Additional arrests made in brutal Detroit beating of driver Steve Utash

(WXYZ) - UPDATE: Bond set at $500K for 17-year-old and two others charged in brutal beating of Clinton Township driver.

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PREVIOUS STORY: Police say two more people are in custody in connection with the brutal beating of driver Steve Utash.

We're told a 30-year-old and a 24-year-old were arrested. 

Two teenagers were also arrested Saturday for the assault on Utash. They are expected to be arraigned in court soon.

The Detroit Police chief says they are investigating the incident as a suspected hate crime, but haven't ruled it one yet. 

The Wayne County Prosecutor's Office tells us 17-year-old Bruce Edward Wimbush Jr., arrested on Saturday, is being charged with assault with intent to murder and assault with intent to do great bodily harm. He was expected to be arraigned Monday at 2:30, but the arraignment has been postponed.

The Prosecutor also tells us the 16-year-old has not been charged and is currently being held in Wayne County Juvenile Detention Center, and is expected to also be in court this afternoon at the detention center. The prosecutor is currently determining whether to charge the 16-year-old as an adult.

Utash was driving on Morang Road in Detroit Wednesday, when an 11-year-old boy stepped out in front of Utash's car and was hit.

When he stopped to help the boy, a group of men came over and started hitting and kicking Utash. Originally, police thought Utash's wallet was stolen, but it was discovered later in his truck. 

Now, Utash is fighting for his life at the hospital and is in a medically-induced coma. His family has started a GoFundMe page to help pay for his medical bills. Utash doesn't have health insurance. Currently, they've raised over $110,000.

According to Detroit Police, Wimbush and the 16-year-old were arrested Saturday morning in their homes thanks to the help of the community.

Police are still looking for up to 10 more people involved in the attack.

If anyone has any information, they are asked to call Detroit Police or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-speakup.


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